Bobby Roode spoke with SLAM! Wrestling where he talked about his contract issues that overshadowed TNA Lockdown weekend. Below are the highlights from the piece:
Contract situation with TNA Wrestling:
“Honestly with the TNA situation, a lot of it had to do with the visa paperwork and stuff like that, being a Canadian and having to come and work in the United States,” Roode told SLAM! Wrestling. “Everything just fell into place very quickly. It wasn’t like I was sitting at home for months at a time, stewing and looking for different things to do.”
“I was trying to concentrate on staying here and looking towards my future, and getting to where I was going to be,” he said. “TNA wanted me here bad enough that we were able to work something out quickly. I’m happy for it.”
Leaving the Impact Zone:
“It’s obviously not as convenient,” Roode said. “Let’s face it, for eight years, we were going down to Orlando. We were going to the same hotel, going to the same areas. You became quite familiar with the area. You didn’t have a problem getting in or out. You knew exactly how much time you needed to get to the airport and all that stuff. Now, it’s a little different that way.”
“Honestly, if I’m getting on an airplane, whether I’m flying to Florida, or flying to Texas, or flying to wherever, it really doesn’t matter. It’s really nice to be able to come to different places and do our television show in front of real wrestling fans, fans that want to be there, and bought a ticket. In Orlando, a lot of times in the Impact Zone, it was a great home for us, but a lot of times, they were just park people, and families that just came because we were one of the attractions in the park. So you didn’t always get that excitement sometimes during the show. Now it’s different. We look forward to that. The travel is a little more, but it’s a good price to pay.”
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